Saturday, February 20, 2010

Love and Love and Love in Ojai

Ojai is my idea of the perfect weekend LA getaway:

Prickly in Pink
  • Less than a two-hour drive - gods willing
  • No corporate chain stores/restaurants (far edge of town not included)
  • Three thrift stores and a great antique store - perfect for treasure hunting
  • One of the best used-book stores
  • A lovely park in the middle of town and a clock tower that chimes the hours
  • Trees Trees Trees
  • Colorful flowers/cacti
  • A decent mix of restaurants and a nice cafe
  • Friendly locals and an artistic community
  • Easy walkability
  • Horses!!! They're everywhere. People even rode them to brunch! (pics to come)
  • Great places/opps to take pics of with my Diana F+ plastic camera (film at lab)
  • Quiet nights and quiet stars...
Purple Flowers in Ojai

This was the perfect place to spend Valentine's weekend with Sweetie-pie...

Valentine's Day Blown-out

Wandering and hunting for treasure...

Monday in the Park with Parasol

Taking pics of this and that...

Two Feet, a Creek and a Flower in Ojai

Exploring the stacks/aisles of the groovy indoor/outdoor (with a grapefruit tree growing in the middle) Bart's Books.
They have several shelves on the outside and rely on the honor system if they're closed!!! I love that.

Bart's Books Ojai - 1

Bart's Books Ojai - 2

Adding three vintage beauty how-to books to my collection...

Book Treasure in Ojai

Going through vintage pics (and listening to 40's big band) at Treasures of Ojai, two caught our eye...

Photo Treasure in Ojai

And this vintage necklace was only $22!

Vintage Necklace from Ojai

A cool iced darjeeling...


Wearing the Free People top I got the day before for 50% off at my fave non-thrift store in Ojai, Chameleon. The very-nice owner is from London, has great taste and the best sale rack in town.

Pretty and 50% off in Ojai!

Then a few steps to the St. Thomas Aquinas Thrift Store for this never worn $3 top...

Ojai Thriftstore Treasure

It was the perfect lazy romantic creative breath-of-fresh-air weekend...

rest stop

Until next time... Miss Absinthe


Kira Ryder said...

great post. xok

Carmella said...

i've never been out to ojai, but now i really want to, it would be great to get out of the city!

and that bookstore looks great, i love that the closing time is 'sunset'